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America’s Librarians Call for Patriot Act Surveillance Reform in Congress

Don’t mess with librarians; they’re organized and they take notes.

The American Library Association and California Library Association have released statements in which they decry the current regime of government surveillance and call for significant reforms to the Patriot Act before any reauthorization of its powers this year.

The CLA’s resolution articulates multiple areas in [...]

America's Librarians Call for Patriot Act Surveillance Reform in Congress

Don’t mess with librarians; they’re organized and they take notes.

The American Library Association and California Library Association have released statements in which they decry the current regime of government surveillance and call for significant reforms to the Patriot Act before any reauthorization of its powers this year.

The CLA’s resolution articulates multiple areas in [...]

House Freak-Out Session Scheduled for Tomorrow. Put Steel in Congress’ Spine against unwarranted Surveillance.

Marcy Wheeler has an angry and well-grounded interpretation of the House Judiciary Committee schedule for tomorrow, October 29:

I have my own questions: will we really be able to watch the video webcast of a classified briefing? In the Visitors’ Center? That would be pretty cool; while we learned more about the Islamofascist threat [...]

House Freak-Out Session Scheduled for Tomorrow. Put Steel in Congress' Spine against unwarranted Surveillance.

Marcy Wheeler has an angry and well-grounded interpretation of the House Judiciary Committee schedule for tomorrow, October 29:

I have my own questions: will we really be able to watch the video webcast of a classified briefing? In the Visitors’ Center? That would be pretty cool; while we learned more about the Islamofascist threat [...]

Political Stereogram: Coverage and Days Left for Patriot Act and FISA Reform

Look deep and hard at these images and you will find answers to these questions:

How Many Days Left Until the House Judiciary Committee Marks Up H.R. 3845, a Bill to Reauthorize Provisions of the Patriot Act Until 2013, and H.R. 3846, a Bill to Reform the FISA Amendments Act?

How Many Newspaper Articles [...]

Multiblog Appeal: To Get FISA Right, Write Your Letters Now

[Crossposted today at Get FISA Right]

From its inception, Get FISA Right has been dedicated to building an online movement from within the context of the Obama for President campaign. But the passage of time and the turn of events have led to some subtle and not-so-subtle changes in Get FISA Right’s focus.

During 2008, [...]

Homework: Read Up on H.R. 3845 and H.R. 3846 to Reform the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act

Homework time for people who care about civil liberties in the United States!

Today, two bills — H.R. 3845 to reform the Patriot Act and H.R. 3846 to reform the FISA Amendments Act — have been introduced to the House Judiciary Committee and are being prominently promoted by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers. I’ve been [...]